This is tricky despite RAKTICATE being well clear on official ratings. A tendency to find one too good and a modest debut on this surface last season doesn't inspire confidence, but she won't get many easier opportunities than this and should prevail. It's difficult to find any worthwhile form amongst the opposition with Ceekay's Girl weighted to come out best of the remaining trio although Darakti does at least have experience of the track and is preferred to Positive Parenting.
Darakti (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, pushed along before halfway, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 20l behind Mandy The Nag (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Ceekay's Girl 25-1 (8-2) Led 1f, chased leader until over 3f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Flying Tempo (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Positive Parenting (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Tracked leader early, tracked leaders, reminders over 5f out, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 14l behind Gambolling Den (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Rakticate (IRE) 17-2 (8-11) Held up, took keen hold, headway 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Great Ormond (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.